Dewatering pumps aid Balkans in relief effort following devastating floods

Sponsored by


SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND, July 31, 2014 -- Xylem Inc., (NYSE: XYL), a global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, has provided dewatering equipment to assist with the relief effort following disastrous floods that occurred in the Balkans of Southeast Europe in mid-May.

Xylem responded to the emergency within three days, providing Flygt and Lowara drainage pumps to the regions of Belgrade, Obrenovac and Baric in Serbia and to the town of Kozarac in northwestern Bosnia. The pumps are specifically designed for this type of operation, capable of handling high volumes and withstanding the toughest operating conditions.

Over 40 people were killed and thousands more displaced during the worst flooding to hit the region in over a century. The flooding began when average rainfall for three months' fell in just three days, with Serbia and Bosnia being the worst affected areas. More than 20,000 people were evacuated in Serbia alone, including entire towns in some instances, while in Bosnia, around one million people were left without drinking water.

See also:

"Flooded Argentina oil refinery receives restoration with dewatering pumps"

"Xylem relocates NC branch to larger facility, serves as regional hub"


About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.

###

Sponsored by

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Water Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox or Mailbox

Subscribe to one of our magazines or email newsletters today at no cost and receive the latest information.

RELATED PRODUCTS

TODAY'S HEADLINES

NYC to improve water quality, better control stormwater runoff under new permit

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a permit to improve water quality and better control stormwater discharges from New York City's municipal separate storm sewer system.

WEF announces winners of 2015 StormTV Project competition

The Water Environment Federation has officially announced the winners of the 2015 StormTV Project competition.

KS Health Foundation to fund up to $2M for clean drinking water grants

The Kansas Health Foundation recently announced that it is now accepting requests for proposals to fund organizations that will improve health outcomes by improving Kansans' access to clean, safe drinking water.

Singularity University launches Global Water Impact Challenge in California

In an effort to address California's water supply challenge amid ongoing drought, Singularity University has partnered with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to call on entrepreneurs around the world to submit exponential technology solutions that will help remedy the state's water scarcity.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  

 


© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS